Friday, July 8, 2011

Night at the Ole Ballpark

Hitting Coach - Tommy Watkins
So, Carlos Zambrano pitched four innings as part of his rehab assignment for the Chiefs tonight.  I was able to score four front row tickets for the evening and was joined by Jane, Jeremy, Vince, and Santi.  Santi, flashing his cherubic smile, conned the Clinton hitting coach (pictured) out of a baseball before the game even started. I couldn't get him to flash the pearly whites in the below snapshot, but trust me, his smile is just as forceful as some Jedi mind tricks. 

Big Z was less than impressive, but I guess that's what you get sometimes when a guy is working his way back from injury, in this case a lower back injury.  He allowed 3 hits and 3 walks, struck out 4, and induced two double play grounders.  The fastest pitch he through on the mound was 91 mph.  Not exactly bringing the heat.  Zambrano left the game tied at 1-to-1 after pitching just four innings, and I'm assuming he drove back up to Chicago to catch a flight to Guatemala to start his All-Star break a little early.  I hear he's in the process of adopting a son.  Congrats, and good luck, Z!

1 comment:

  1. It was a great time. Great seats and in the shade was nice too. Santiago hates Homer though. We'll have to work on that :)